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Ballycastle High School
33 Rathlin Road, BT54 6LD,UK Ballycastle
Tel. 02820 762254

Ballycastle High School has been serving the community for well over 100 years. During that time, the school has evolved to meet the changing needs of its pupils and now provides an appropriate education for children from across the full range of ability between the ages of 11 and 18.

The aim of the school is to provide an effective up-to-date education which prepares our young people both for further study or to take their place directly in the world as good citizens. We are very proud of our claim to cater successfully for all our pupils.


Ballycastle High School is a Controlled Secondary Comprehensive Day High School of 380 pupils catering for both boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 18. The school provides an appropriate education for pupils from across the full range of ability. The aim of the school is to provide sound education on modern lines and to prepare pupils for further education or to take their place directly in the world as good citizens. Pupils are valued as individuals and staff aim to help them to maximize their full potential both in educational and personal terms. The school lies in the area administered by the North-Eastern Education and Library Board.

School Aims

The General Aim is to give the pupils the opportunity to develop a positive self-image and the capacity to live as independent motivated adults who have the ability to function effectively as contributing members of society.

This is to be achieved by:

(a) Developing to the full the academic potential of each pupil.

(b) Creating an ethos in which staff and pupils can work together in an atmosphere of enjoyment, endeavour and mutual respect.

(c) Ensuring that pupils possess the basic skills in numeracy, literacy and communication which they will require to be effective members of society.

(d) Providing pupils with sufficient vocational, economic and
political understanding to be active participants in society.

(e) Encouraging an active awareness of aesthetic values.

(f) Fostering the capacity to respect the opinions of others.

(g) Enabling pupils to use and adapt to the opportunities which advances in technology will offer.

(h) Nurturing an understanding and appreciation of the culture of this and other societies.

(i) Developing a positive approach to the use of leisure time through both curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.

(j) Providing the knowledge, skills and understanding which will aid the acquisition of a reasoned set of personal values.

(k) Developing an understanding and appreciation of the factors which contribute to a healthy life style.

Ballycastle High School pupils have enjoyed considerable success in the prestigious Spirit of Enniskillen Scheme. This is a leadership programme aiming at developing the skills in some of the outstanding sixth formers in Northern Ireland which will help them to make a positive contribution to our society. The scheme was established by Mr Gordon Wilson in an attempt to ensure that something positive came from the Remembrance Day bomb in 1987.

Successful applicants spend part of the summer in an area overseas which has suffered from conflict, studying other cultures and how they have set about solving the problems in their society. Places on the programme are keenly contested by pupils from most of the major schools in the country and it is quite remarkable that pupils from Ballycastle High School have been successful in each of the past ten years.

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